October/November 2016 (vol. 13/3)

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Hand–arm vibration syndrome, Part 4

Part 4: the role of occupational health in ensuring legal compliance.


Occupational Health [at Work] resumes its series of articles on hand–arm vibration syndrome, with a two-part dissection of the relevant law. In this article, occupational physician Roger Cooke and barrister Doug Cooper discuss the duties to conduct risk assessment and health surveillance, and the role OH professionals play in ensuring legal compliance.

THE Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (‘Vibration Regulations’) came into force in July 2005 and defined a range of statutory responsibilities for employers. They place obligations on

Roger Cooke is a consultant in occupational medicine and honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Birmingham.

Doug Cooper is a barrister at Deans Court Chambers who specialises in occupational disease claims, and particularly medical causation.

Author: Cooke R, Cooper D


Occupational Health at Work October/November 2016 (vol. 13/3) pp32-36

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